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Aspirations for a Seamless Transition from VPK to Kindergarten

An assumption could be made that most parents, teachers, and caregivers aspire to provide quality care for children. Evidence from many researchers over the years has expressed the need for quality early childhood education and services for children birth to… Read More





DeSoto County: A Successful 2019, and a Keen Vision for GLR in 2020

Historically, DeSoto County’s third grade reading scores have hovered below 30%. In 2018, only 29% of third-grade students in the county were reading on grade level. However, 2019 has brought some positive changes and improvements. There’s a lot of action… Read More





Stepping Forward Past the Fear-Based Stories We Tell Ourselves

“BRAIN MATTERS” An International Documentary with a Local Connection   In “Brain Matters,” Director Carlota Nelson travels the world — including Sarasota, FL — to interview scientists, psychologists, and other early childhood development experts to reveal the essential factors which… Read More